Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LCR LEP) is responsible for developing and delivering a Low Carbon Economy in the City Region. One of the organisation’s key objectives is to support the growth of small businesses looking to become part of the sector supply chain or to grow in the sector. In June 2013 LCR LEP engaged Carbon Smart to deliver a short ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) funded business support programme to support this objective.
The programme engaged with over 20 companies through 1:1 business advice and workshops, which focussed on how companies could develop their business to take advantage of opportunities in the low carbon economy. The workshops included guidance on how to market ‘green’ credentials, how to complete a successful tender and a meet the buyer session. In addition all participants received Carbon Smart Certification.
The scheme was so successful that it was over-subscribed, with Carbon Smart supporting an additional 4 businesses within short timescales.